Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dineura stilata

Dineura stilata (Klug, 1816)

on Crataegus etc.


The larvae live freely at the upper side of the leaves, causing extensive window feeding. They rest at the underside of a leaf.

host plants

Rosaceae, ? monophagous

Cotoneaster melanocarpa, niger; Crataegus laevigata; Sorbus aucuparia.


Univoltine; the larva hibernates in a cocoon in the litter.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Body green; setae very short, trincate, not on clear warts.


Descriptions of the larvae prior to 2015 probably all apply to D. testaceipes.


Heibo, Lønnve, Barstad ao (2014a), Hoop (1983a), Liston, Prous & Vårdal (2019b), Macek (2012c, 2015a), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a), Taeger, Altenhofer, Blank, ao (1998a).

Last modified 25.iv.2020